Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.
These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.
I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires. Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.
This week I'm spotlighting my next read, Stand-Off (Winger # 2) by Andrew Smith. I don't believe I can adequately describe just how excited I am to start this novel since Winger was one of my favorite reads of 2013! If you haven't read Winger yet or anything else by Andrew Smith, you're missing great stories! I'm so pleased this hold came in so quickly for me at the library!
Everyone kept telling me, "You need to draw again, Ryan Dean. You need to draw..."
So I did.
I started drawing again in the summer before Annie and I went back to Pine Mountain for our senior year. The problem is, I'm pretty sure I didn't draw what anyone expected.
"'Crit partner' is what WRITERS"--whenever Dr. Wellins said "writers," it always sounded like it was in all capitals, like he was attempting to describe celestial angels to the tongueless half-beast spawns of hell--"call their critique partner. It is a significant relationship, one based on trust, openness, integrity, and support. The commitment is akin to the faithfulness and dedication of a husband or a wife. Do I make myself clear?"